This training covers child, adolescent and emerging adult development as it applies specifically to child welfare. The training also explores the impact of socioeconomics, culture, parent-child interactions, child abuse and neglect, and delays and disorders on development.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand how child/adolescent development is affected by multiple factors, including socioeconomic stressors and poverty in particular, cultural context, parent-child interactions, child abuse and neglect, and delays and disorders common to children in the child welfare population
- Understand children’s developmental needs and how developmental level affects a child’s perception of events, coping strategies, and physical and psychological responses to stress and trauma
Successful participants will be able to make better decisions in case planning when considering developmental issues and have more meaningful conversations with children in care.